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Runaway Car (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  21 January 1997 (USA)
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A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. ... See full summary »

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Ed Lautner
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Jenny Todd
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Dexter 'Dex' Strang
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Wally Baird
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Captain Jim Louben
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Capt. Doug Carsten
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Officer Isaiah 'Beau' Beaufort
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Warehouseman
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A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. Before leaving the man, they pick up the nurse's baby nephew. Once on the street, they almost run over a young man. Not knowing if he is hurt, they pick up the man too. But the worst luck begins when the car brakes break down. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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When the policeman is repeatedly listening to a fragment of the recorded conversation with Jenny, it is evident (from observing the reel) that the tape is rewound more than it is played back, even though the very same fragment is heard on each playback. See more »

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Ed Lautner: Uh excuse me, do you mind if we drop you off on the freeway, we're in kind of a hurry?
Dexter 'Dex' Strang: Whatever.
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Z-Grade re-make of SPEED with no stars, script or budget!
4 December 2001 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Allegedly based on a true story, Siemaszko is a nurse having second thoughts about her career when she finds herself heading down the freeway with Judge Reinhold (in his most embarrassing screen appearance) and another dude, when her Rambler Hornet decides to drive itself!

Allegedly travelling at 100 MPH (which is more than 170 kph) we are treated to numerous external scenes where it is obvious the car is going no more than 30 or 40 mph. A baby in the besieged compact is winched to safety...something they could have done one hour earlier! The suspense is laughable, the effects worse, and the ending - missing! Why did no-one think to rip out the back seat, crawl into the trunk and puncture the gas tank or pour some water/soft drink into it??

Ultimately, the car crosses a bridge, falls off a road at about 30 mph and the credits roll! No explanation tendered for anything! About the same level as PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE except THAT was a classic movie!


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